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AFRICA DREAM THEATRE By Bart Wolffe
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Well recognised as the leading light in one-man shows in Zimbabwe, here is a collection of the majority of Bart Wolffe's published works for the stage including three two-handers, a thrilling mix of... More > thirteen dramatic pieces with male and female parts that all have a common quality: an intimate exploration of the human condition in the most unique assembly of characters for performance you could possibly ever meet. They are all plays designed to travel, without much fuss, low-cost productions with maximum impact, in comedy and drama, satires and absurdist theatre pieces, physical theatre also; these plays have been performed throughout Southern Africa and in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, used for masterclasses and workshops, for festivals and for main stage venues right through to intimate and private performances in people's homes.< Less
SUNSTROKE By Bart Wolffe
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A radio comedy in the style of a "Faulty Towers" somewhere in Africa, the Mahobohobo Lodge; the Jones Family who manage it, along with their staff, Shumba, Dr Bugs, a stuffed crocodile... More > called "Smiler", Hunters and Greenies, vegetarians and meat-eaters, animals of all kinds, French fashion models and a gay Safari guide, whacky, a walk on the Wild side, wonderfully zany and stupendously silly stuff full of belly-button laughter.< Less
AFRICA DREAM THEATRE By Bart Wolffe
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Well recognised as the leading light in one-man shows in Zimbabwe, here is a collection of the majority of Bart Wolffe's published works for the stage including three two-handers, a thrilling mix of... More > thirteen dramatic pieces with male and female parts that all have a common quality: an intimate exploration of the human condition in the most unique assembly of characters for performance you could possibly ever meet. They are all plays designed to travel, without much fuss, low-cost productions with maximum impact, in comedy and drama, satires and absurdist theatre pieces, physical theatre also; these plays have been performed throughout Southern Africa and in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, used for masterclasses and workshops, for festivals and for main stage venues right through to intimate and private performances in people's homes.< Less
Bastard of the Colony By Bart Wolffe
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An adoption in Africa resulting in rejection of both my motherland and my blood-line leads me to try and make sense of the journey "home". That is the reason I needed to write some... More > understanding into the madness of a personal alienation and my colonial past. Like a thorn expelled by pus, Zimbabwe has ejected me from its heartland, from its side. Germany is my new country that I now attempt to reconcile with my Jewish ancestry in order to find myself in this colder Northern climate far from the warm cocoon of Southern sunshine I once knew.< Less
God's Own Country By Bart Wolffe
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A thriller about land, the struggle for ownership, the occupier and the inheritor, God's Own Country is set in Rhodesia and tells a story of faith and fear, superstition and intrigue. It is a love... More > story but also a tale of conflict and magic, of the darkest kind.< Less
"Rumours in the Wind" By Bart Wolffe
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This enchanting tale of loss of innocence is set in rural Africa. It tells of a young village mute who journeys through hardship and magic to find his voice and his manhood. It is a love story of... More > the most intimate and beautiful kind, a parable of nature and warmth.< Less
Persona Non Grata By Bart Wolffe
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This collection of stories explores the life of individuals and minorities in an African context. Heightened description of a world of wonder, danger and hidden emotions comes to light at every turn... More > of the page. The white refugee from Mozambique accused of murder, the National Parks Ranger on the run from the ZNA - Zimbabwe National Army, the ex-Rhodesian soldier coming to terms with his past and finding himself crossing the colour barrier of multi-cultural relationships in the process, the Film Professor with an obsession for capturing his victims forever in memory, the alcoholic artist angry with his muse, the young journalist with a personal story that won't make the pages of the daily press: here are several lives that are so much more than characters, fleshed out with passion and individual problems, adjusting to their African context - a lost generation from a white tribe in black Africa, perhaps?< Less
Persona Non Grata By Bart Wolffe
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This collection of stories explores the life of individuals and minorities in an African context. Heightened description of a world of wonder, danger and hidden emotions comes to light at every turn... More > of the page. The white refugee from Mozambique accused of murder, the National Parks Ranger on the run from the ZNA - Zimbabwe National Army, the ex-Rhodesian soldier coming to terms with his past and finding himself crossing the colour barrier of multi-cultural relationships in the process, the Film Professor with an obsession for capturing his victims forever in memory, the alcoholic artist angry with his muse, the young journalist with a personal story that won't make the pages of the daily press: here are several lives that are so much more than characters, fleshed out with passion and individual problems, adjusting to their African context - a lost generation from a white tribe in black Africa, perhaps?< Less
EYE OF THE WITNESS By Bart Wolffe
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A contract for the publication of this book was first signed with College Press in Zimbabwe in the 1990’s and then, for fear of political repercussions, the publisher reneged on the contract... More > and withdrew publication. The reasons will become apparent on reading the work which deals with the thorny issues of land, power and corruption in Zimbabwe. The protagonist is a white journalist working for the mass media who happens to be the son of a white farmer. Several thousand productive white farmers were dispossessed, often violently, of their farms in Mugabe’s land redistribution programme and now only a tiny handful remain on borrowed time.< Less
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY By Bart Wolffe
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This occult thriller captivates the imagination. Set in Rhodesia in the 1960's, high in the Inyanga mountains, it deals with the issue of the land and ownership of the land. The beauty and... More > tranquillity of a pastoral way of life is soon overshadowed by dark forces at play as ancient ways conflict with the colonial inheritors of the land. It is an unfolding horror-story that moves unstoppably towards a terrible climax of tragedy and loss.< Less